Launch of Plant Based Products Council

New industry council aims to encourage plant-based products, hosts products database containing food packaging alternatives

Review of bioplastics highlights costs

Plastics News discusses PHA bioplastics; outlines production pathways, market development, price compared to traditional plastics

Webinar on bioplastics

News provider Plastic News Europe to host live webinar on ‘Bioplastics: Myths and Truths’

Coca-Cola to share packaging technology

Beverage producer Coca-Cola announces sharing of plant-based packaging technology with competitors

Oligomers in biodegradable food packaging

Study of non-volatile components of biodegradable polyester and polylactic acid blend identifies 37 different compounds including plasticizers and oligomers, some seen only in migration experiments

Responsibility of (bio)plastics industry

13th annual European Bioplastics conference discusses impacts of plastics pollution, elements of EU circular economy package, food contact regulations, bioplastics market development, life cycle assessment, new building blocks

New research institute for packaging

Nestlé launches Institute of Packaging Sciences to advance development of ‘functional, safe and environmentally friendly’ food packaging

EU bioeconomy strategy

EU Commission publishes updated strategy for developing ‘sustainable and circular bioeconomy’ in Europe

European Bioplastics conference 2018

Industry group European Bioplastics hosts annual conference on December 4-5, 2018, in Berlin, Germany

Germany to promote bioplastic packaging

German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture calls for projects to develop new bio-based plastic food packaging; project proposals can be submitted until January 31 and March 31, 2019